The day is not far when tablets will replace smartphones, seeing the surging trend of phablets across the globe. At the same time the 7 inch tablets are portable, easy to use and are becoming highly popular in the consumer market. With the addition of the calling facility and 3G support feature, professionals are grabbing these devices out on the retail shelves.
Along with the global manufacturers, India-based tech vendors are also exploiting the category aggressively. In 2012, Micromax, emerged as tablet market leader in the country surpassing Apple and Samsung. Recently, Micromax has added another jewel to its chest in the Funbook tablet lineup with the launch of Funbook 3G P560 on Saholic at a price of Rs 8,799.
Besides, several other vendors have stepped into join the list. One such company, which is aiming to launch tablets constantly in order to compete with Micromax is Lava. In March 2013, the company announced the launch of Android ICS based E-Tab Connect- a 3G voice calling tablet at Rs 9,499, but the tablet is available on Flipkart at a discounted price of Rs 8,499.
Following on the same lines, Karbonn is another India based vendor who is also constantly launching budget oriented devices to capture the market share of the booming segment. The company recently launched two voice calling tablets - TA-Fone A34 and TA-Fone A37 online. Of the duo, the TA-Fone A37 is a 3G tablet similar to the Funbook 3G P560 and E-Tab Connect and is priced at Rs 9,499.
Since everyone wants to own a budget tablet with voice calling facility, the chances are high that many would be confused on which one to buy. Hence, GizBot has come up with a comparison of both the tablets based on specs. Have a look at the comparison below and decide which budget voice calling tablet is a good buy?
Form Factor: While the form factor of TA-Fone A37 remains unknown, E-Tab Connect carries a dimension of 194 x 122.6 x 10 mm and weighs in at 350 grams and Funbook 3G P560 boasts a dimension of 194 x 123.5 x 10.6 mm and weighs in at 323 grams.
When it comes to display, all the tablets score the same with a 7 inch multi-touch capacitive touchscreen display boasting 480 x 800 pixel resolution.
Processor: In this segment, E-Tab Connect is equipped with a 1.2GHz Qualcomm MSM7227A processor, whereas, Funbook 3G P560 is powered by a 1GHz Cortex A8 processor and TA-Fone A37 has a 1GHz dual core processor. From several chip benchmark results, it has been proved that the Qualcomm processor is more efficient with Flash support, faster performance and more.
Operating System: In terms of operating system, both E-Tab Connect and Funbook Talk P360 fare well with Android 4.0 ICS operating system. But, TA-Fone A37 scores more as it comes with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS out of the box. Hence, the Karbonn offering will come with features including Project Butter, Google Now, high resolution contact photos, expandable and contractible Android notifications and more.
Camera: On the camera optics front, all the tablets have a 2MP rear camera and a VGA front camera for video calling.
Storage: When it comes to storage, E-Tab Connect, Funbook 3G P560 and TA-Fone A37 have 4GB internal storage, which can be expanded up to 32GB via a micro SD card slot and 512MB RAM.
Connectivity: Talking of internet connectivity, both E-Tab Connect, Funbook 3G P560 and TA-Fone A37 have Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, in built 3G and voice calling. Further, the Lava offering comes with HDMI port.
Battery: E-Tab Connect is powered by a 3,000 mAh battery offering 3 to 3.5 hours of Wi-Fi usage, Funbook 3G P560 is loaded with a 3,000 mAh battery delivering 5 hours of browsing time and TA-Fone A37 is loaded with a 3,000 mAh battery of undisclosed backup.
Price: Lava E-Tab Connect is priced at Rs 8,499, Micromax Funbook 3G P560 is available at Rs 8,799 on Saholic and Karbonn TA-Fone A37 is priced at Rs 9,499.
In the end, all the tablets come with similar specifications expect for few differences. Hence, Gizbot leaves the buying decision to the consumers. Drop us your opinion through the comments section below.